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GREASE Is the Word at Second Street Players This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Second Street Players present GREASE: Book, Music & Lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey July 28th, 29th 30th, Aug 4th, 5th and 6th. (more...)

GUYS & DOLLS, STEEL MAGNOLIAS, BEAUTY & THE BEAST and More Highlight Rivertown Theaters' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts is about to kick-off another spectacular and diverse lineup of productions for the 2017-2018 season. First up on the boards - the Frank Loesser celebrated musical classic, 'Guys & Dolls' running September 8 - 24th. (more...)

Josh Young, Kirsten Scott, Jamie Laverdiere, Darnell Abraham and More to Lead RAGTIME at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

The Ogunquit Playhouse has created an all new production of the Tony Award-winning musical Ragtime, on stage from August 2 to August 26. This sweeping musical is complete with a cast and creative team of Broadway veterans, including Kirsten Scott, Jamie Laverdiere, Darnell Abraham, Lindsay Roberts, Tony Award nominee Josh Young, director Seth Skylar-Heyn and set and projection designer Tim Mackabee. The Ogunquit production will also feature the original Tony-nominated costumes by Santo Loquasto. (more...)

Regional Premiere of AIRSWIMMING to Take Flight in Redwood City This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Airswimming is a part of Dragon Productions Theatre Company's 2017 Main Stage Series. (more...)

BWW Review: Encore's HAIRSPRAY is a Fabulous Demonstration of Community!
by Kelli McGurk - Jul 24, 2017

Welcome to the sixties, or rather to the 15th year of Encore!  Comprised entirely by Walt Disney World cast members and their families, the mega-team of volunteers took the Walt Disney Theater by storm on their opening night.  With a monstrous orchestra of over 40 musicians and a choir boasting more than 70 stellar singers, the electric energy from Tracy's iconic "Oh, oh, oh's"  at the start of the opening number, "Good Morning Baltimore," flew throughout the 2,700+ seat theater and bounced off the walls for the entirety of the show. (more...)

King Leg's Debut Album 'Meet King Leg' to be Released This October
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Sire Records is pleased to present the debut album from Los Angeles-based Rock 'n' Roll force of nature King Leg. Meet King Leg is set for release on October 6. Sire Records recently released his debut single and video 'Great Outdoors,' (more...)

ACQUANETTA, FELLOW TRAVELERS, THE ECHO DRIFT and More Among PROTOTYPE Festival's 2018 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now invigorates New York City January 7-20, 2018, with the sixth annual showcase of progressive opera and music-theatre, curated by co-founding directors Kristin Marting (of HERE), Beth Morrison (of Beth Morrison Projects) and Kim Whitener (of HERE), along with newly appointed co-director Jecca Barry (of Beth Morrison Projects). Since its launch in 2013, the Prototype Festival has presented a phenomenal 32 new works across five seasons, propelling the industry forward as a first-rate presenter and influencer. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 23, 2017
by - Jul 23, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

South Shore Theatre Experience Presents ALL SHOOK UP
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2017

Built around the songs made famous by Elvis Presley, All Shook Up tells the story of a small town girl with big dreams and the motorcycle-riding stud she falls for. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 22, 2017
by - Jul 22, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Michael Kurek's 'The Sea Knows' Tops Billboard Charts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Michael Kurek's Navona Records release THE SEA KNOWS charted #1 in the nation on Billboard's Traditional Classical Album chart! The album is also featured as #4 on their Classical Album chart alongside Lindsey Sterling, Celtic Women, and Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. (more...)

Sony/ATV & Estate of Michael Jackson Extend Mijac Administration Agreement
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Sony/ATV Music Publishing and the Estate of Michael Jackson today announced a long-term extension of Sony/ATV's worldwide administration of Michael Jackson's extraordinary Mijac Music catalog. (more...)

BuskerFest Performer Lineup Announced! Back at the Beach Labour Day Weekend!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

An eclectic lineup of street performers from around the globe will converge on Woodbine Park in The Beach this Labour Day Weekend for the 18th annual Toronto International BuskerFest for Epilepsy. Acrobats, break dancers, comedians, clowns, jugglers, daredevils, fire manipulators, hula hoopers, musicians, magicians, high-skill circus performers, a 44-time Guinness World Record Holder and more are among the over 100 world-class performers in this year's line-up. The festival, a signature fundraising event for Epilepsy Toronto and the largest epilepsy event in the universe, will take place over the Labour Day weekend, Friday, September 1 to Monday, September 4. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Totem Pole Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Totem Pole Playhouse, Pennsylvania's premiere summer theater located in Caledonia State Park between Gettysburg and Chambersburg, PA, announces the opening night performance of the fourth and final offering in the theatre's four-show subscription series, the Tony Award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet. Million Dollar Quartet is set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought together Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions ever. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in character below! (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/21 - NEWSIES, MAMMA MIA, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 21, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature Newsies, Mamma Mia, and More! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 21, 2017
by - Jul 21, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 21 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia Set for Residency at the Annenberg Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

A founding resident company of The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia (COP) announces the inaugural year of a new annual season-long partnership with the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Beginning in the 2017/2018 season, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia will be orchestra-in-residence at the Annenberg Center. (more...)

BWW Interview: TJ Jones IS The King for Centre Stage's MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by Neil Shurley - Jul 20, 2017

'I hope the old will reminisce, the young will find interest in these characters, and everybody will wanna just dance.' (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 20, 2017
by - Jul 20, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Chicago Humanities Festival Appoints Alison Cuddy Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

The Chicago Humanities Festival is pleased to announce the appointment of  Alison Cuddy as Marilynn Thoma Artistic Director.   Cuddy, formerly CHF's Associate Artistic Director, will transition into the position beginning August 1. Cuddy is already at work preparing CHF's 2018 Springfest and Fallfest themes.   (more...)

Brooke Shields, Susan Lucci, Orfeh, and More Set for CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

New York's funniest show, Celebrity Autobiography: THE 2017 EDITION has 2 special Hamptons shows on August 25 at Guild Hall and an upcoming NYC show on August 28 at 7pm at The Triad (158 West 72nd Street), which will feature stars of stage and screen including Brooke Shields, Susan Lucci, Christie Brinkley, Tate Donovan, Crossword Puzzle Editor for The New York Times Will Shortz, Mario Cantone, Tony Award-winner Cady Huffman, Tony Award-nominee Orfeh, Ali Wentworth (Nightcap), Lucy DeVito, Grammy-winner Peter Asher, five-time Emmy-winner Alan Zweibel, actor/comedians John Fugelsang & Scott Adsit, and Drama Desk-winners Eugene Pack & Dayle Reyfel. (more...)

Jerry Lee Lewis to Play B.B. King's in NYC, Honored by Country Artists on Skyville Live
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

???????Jerry Lee Lewis is one of the all-time greatest singer-songwriters, musicians and pianists. A true American Stylist akin to all-time greats Hank Williams, Jimmie Rodgers and Al Jolson, he is an architect of great genres such as rock n' roll and rockabilly as well as a commander of country music and the blues. (more...)

The Klunch Presents the One Night Only MUCHO KLUNCHO TALENT SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Can you belch a song? Speed-stack cups? Do a handstand in a skirt? Are you double-jointed in a really gross way? Do you have a funny costume? Does your pet have one? (more...)

Book-It Repertory Theatre Announces Fifth Title for the 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Book-It Repertory Theatre is proud to announce its 2017-2018 season. Book-It has been adapting great literature into great theatre for 28 years and will produce five mainstage shows and three school-touring shows. (more...)

Review Roundup: Laguna Playhouse's HAIRSPRAY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

GOOD MORNING, LAGUNA BEACH!  Laguna Playhouse is thrilled to announce the first show in the Laguna Playhouse 2017-2018 and 97th season with the effervescent musical, HAIRSPRAY, book by Thomas Meehan and Mark O'Donnell, music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, musical direction by Michael Ferrara and directed and choreographed by Paula Hammons Sloan. 'We are opening our season with just the perfect show for a Laguna Beach Summer,' comments Laguna Playhouse Executive Director Ellen Richard.  Adds Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham 'We welcome Paula Hammons Sloan and the 'nicest kids in town' back to our stage for this nostalgic musical confection. Talent abounds on our stage this Summer!'   (more...)

BWW Interview: Tracy Nicole Chapman Rehearsing SHOUT SISTER SHOUT! at Pasadena Playhouse
by Don Grigware - Jul 19, 2017

Actress/singer Tracy Nicole Chapman is best known for originating the role of Shenzi in the Broadway production of The Lion King. She also appeared on Broadway in The Who's Tommy, Caroline, or Change and Cy Coleman's The Life. Other theatre credits include the Broadway revivals of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, The Music Man, and Into the Woods. She also toured with Jelly's Last Jam, Dreamgirls and Once on This Island. She is about to star in a world premiere musical Shout, Sister, Shout! about the life of gospel singer Rosetta Tharpe. Chapman took time out of her busy schedule to chat with us about the musical and playing Rosetta Tharpe. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 19, 2017
by - Jul 19, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Lifetime Premieres Groundbreaking New Series DATE NIGHT LIVE, 7/27
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

An evening of can't-look-away dating action unfolds in real-time on Lifetime's groundbreaking new series, DATE NIGHT LIVE, premiering Thursday, July 27 at 10pm ET/PT. From Big Fish Entertainment, producers of A&E hit docuseries Live PD, the eight-episode series follows couples from New York City, Atlanta, Dallas and San Diego, as they embark on dates - LIVE! (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Rik Carranza
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 18, 2017

BWW speaks to Rik Carranza about the two shows he is bringing to the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

ATTACK OF THE ELVIS IMPERSONATORS to Leave the Building This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Elvis is leaving the building! Producer Lawrence Rosner has announced, today, Attack of the Elvis Impersonators, the campy musical comedy that leaves you howling for more, with book, music and lyrics by Lory Lazarus, will play its final performance Sunday evening, July 30, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row. (more...)

The Royal Players to Stage ALL SHOOK UP This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

The Royal Players and WW and Anne Jones Charitable Trust present All Shook Up the Musical at the historical Royal Theatre, 111 S. Market Street in downtown Benton, AR. (more...)

Social: Go Backstage at The Muny's ALL SHOOK UP with Caroline Bowman
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Go behind the scenes of The Muny's production of ALL SHOOK UP with Caroline Bowman who took over our Instagram account this past weekend! See all her fun posts below! (more...)

KINKY BOOTS' Joey Taranto to Lead THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE at Dorset Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Dorset Theatre Festival continues its 40th Anniversary Season with the Regional Premiere of The Legend of Georgia McBride by Matthew Lopez. (more...)

Hershey Felder Brings Stories of Irving Berlin and Maestro Leonard Bernstein to Life At The Other Palace
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Award-winning actor and musician Hershey Felder brings to life on stage the music and personal stories of Irving Berlin and Leonard Bernstein in two musical-plays, which will alternate at London's The Other Palace this autumn. (more...)

Scoop: THE GONG SHOW on ABC - Thursday, August 3, 2017
by - Jul 17, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE GONG SHOW, airing on ABC on Thursday, August 3, 2017! (more...)

AT&T Performing Arts Center Announces BELA FLECK and BROOKLYN RIDER  
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center announced today that tickets for Bela Fleck and Brooklyn Rider will go on sale Friday, July 21 (more...)

Full Count Big Band and More to Continue Bickford Summer Jazzfest
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Following the sold-out opening for Bickford Summer Jazzfest, the party continues with three more great concerts on July 20, July 24, and August 3. The hot swinging jazz will be combined with the area's best Food Trucks on-site for tailgate picnics before each concert. (more...)

Kirstin Maldonado Premieres New Video for 'Naked' + Debut EP 'Love' Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Kirstin Maldonado cements a new chapter in her already hugely-successful career with the release of her debut solo EP L O V E, available now via RCA Records. (more...)

REELZ Announces Summer and Fall 2017 Programming Slate ft. 5 New Series
by TV News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

ELZ today announced original programming for summer and fall 2017 including five new original series, new episodes of three returning viewer favorites and a never-before-seen Elvis special hosted by Natalie Morales. (more...)

The Muny's ALL SHOOK UP Star Caroline Bowman Takes Over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2017

BroadwayWorld is excited to announce that Broadway star Caroline Bowman will be taking us behind the scenes at The Muny's thrilling new production of ALL SHOOK UP! (more...)

BWW Review: Mill Town Players' BYE BYE BIRDIE Will Make You Put on a Happy Face
by Neil Shurley - Jul 16, 2017

Mill Town's Bye Bye Birdie is guaranteed to make you put on a happy face. (more...)

Photo Flash: WICKED Practices a Kiss Goodbye and More Saturday Intermission Pics
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2017

Today is Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! This week our Instagram take over leads to a sweet #SIP with Wicked on tour and friends from far and wide celebrate their two show days. Check out more Saturday Intermission Pics below! (more...)

VIDEO: Shakespeare Meets Elvis in Highlights from The Muny's ALL SHOOK UP
by Stage Tube - Jul 14, 2017

Set to the chart-topping hits of the King of Rock 'n' Roll, himself, Elvis Presley, and based on Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, All Shook Up follows the story of Natalie, a tomboy mechanic with a longing heart, and Chad, a mysterious, hip-swiveling roustabout who is new to town and ready to shake things up. Set in the 1950s, and filled with secret crushes, hysterical shenanigans and matters of the heart, this is one Muny production that promises to have the entire family dancing in their 'Blue Suede Shoes.' (more...)

BWW Review: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at New Theatre Restaurant
by Alan Portner - Jul 14, 2017

Imagine transitional rock superstars Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis hanging out together for an impromptu recording session early in their musical careers. This is the unlikely, but mostly true tale told by the new production of the 2010 Broadway musical 'Million Dollar Quartet' now opened at the New Theatre Restaurant in Overland Park. This is one entertaining evening. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Caroline Bowman, Tim Rogan and More in ALL SHOOK UP at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The Muny just celebrated its opening night performance of All Shook Up last night, July 13, 2017, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Scoop: TODAY 7/17 - 7/28 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Jul 14, 2017

Get all the scoop on TODAY 7/17 - 7/28, airing on NBC (more...)

Heavy Metal Legends Sevendust Sign With Rise Records
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Heavy metal legends Sevendust have inked a new record deal with Rise Records. Coming off the success of their last album Kill The Flaw, a record that brought the band their highest album sales chart position of their career, Sevendust join the an impressive roster of labelmates that includes Five Finger Death Punch, Of Mice & Men, Silverstein and PVRIS to name a few (more...)

Legends and Leprechauns Come to The LINQ
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

O'Sheas Casino at The LINQ Hotel & Casino will continue to keep the spirit of St. Patrick's Day alive with the third "Year of the Leprechaun" celebration. Drink specials, live entertainment, little leprechauns and a celebrity keg-tapping by the cast of Legends in Concert will take place on Monday, July 17. (more...)

BWW Review: The MUNY's Engaging and Lively ALL SHOOK UP
by Chris Gibson - Jul 14, 2017

ALL SHOOK UP, a celebration of music performed by the King, Elvis Presley, is a entertaining mash-up of Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT, combined with some ideas from FOOTLOOSE, and with just a pinch of the movie version of GREASE (book by Joe DiPietro). I know how that sounds, but instead of taking itself or the music too seriously, this show actually achieves a sort of subversive and hilarious kitsch appeal. It's the current production on the MUNY's stage, and it's a splashy, funny, silly, and tune-filled hoot from start to finish. (more...)

Single Tickets for CINCINNATI PLAYHOUSE IN THE PARK'S 2017-2018 SEASON On Sale 7/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park will release all single tickets for the 2017-18 season for sale on Monday, July 31, including tickets for the 27th annual production of the beloved classic, A CHRISTMAS CAROL and the much- anticipated SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE production, which opens the season on Sept. 2. (more...)

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